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Just because the economy is tanking and a long recession is being forecasted doesn’t mean we need to give up our love of technology and gadgets. It just means we need to get a bit smarter about it. Buying a new toy only to have it sit and gather dust is no longer in the cards. And a gadget that breaks down and causes us to waste hours waiting to talk to a tech support person halfway around the world who doesn’t understand the problem is more likely to be a major problem rather than a frustrating annoyance.
On The Thrifty Geek you’ll read about technology and gadgets with a close eye to the budget. Reliability, support and total cost of ownership will be given equal weight to features and design. And whether it’s a consumer product, tech toy, or web site, the value and usefulness of the technology will always trump marketing hype.